Incorrect fuel in your Chevrolet Caprice? Diesel in your Petrol Chevrolet?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a well-known mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it depends upon several different things. In case you would like to find out what you have to do about this then read on.
Let us discuss the most important factors to take into account whenever deciding on whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Chevrolet, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Chevrolet Caprice is normally approximately 59 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 2.95 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Caprice will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.95 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted through totally filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to encounter a motor vehicle going through issues due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover some cars that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.95 and 5.9 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. When you are deciding upon whether to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Caprice must straightaway be drained out as your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Caprice? If so, get it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can definitely result in progressively more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger resulting from running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop and get it removed immediately.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Chevrolet specialists and have the credentials and working experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Caprice?

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When we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Chevrolet motorists particularly. We primarily deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for virtually all motor vehicles. Of course it may differ a little as every make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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